New York in 1776, Charleston in 1780, Baltimore in 1801.
Thomas M. Menino leaves his successor with a particular problem.
At last, historians have charted the great "squirrel experiments" of the 1800s, which saved the humble creature from urban extinction.
Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.
Alongside every other building in Washington, D.C.
Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.
This wonderfully poisonous map shows what Yahoo!'s search engine thinks of places, such as "Chicago is so two years ago" and "Philadelphia is ugly."
And other eye-popping comparisons.
The shift from close-in spaces to far-flung outposts like Denver International reflects changes not only in travel, but in the culture.
The city's "emerald necklace" is a 1,100-acre chain of green spaces connecting the Boston Common to five additional parks and an arboretum.
Bostonians really do love their baseball.
It's replacing boring elevator tunes with ... #BOStunes.
Miami Beach and Minneapolis are neck-and-neck for "most entertaining" mayoral campaign season.
California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.
You've never been preached to this way before.
Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.
According to a new study, the Asian population is falling rapidly; and real estate prices are sky-rocketing.
A few months after the marathon bombing, Ed Davis talks about civil liberties with more nuance than Ray Kelly.
It's hard to build anything ambitious these days without being second-guessed. But maybe we're not judging them on the right criteria.